We just returned from an incredible adventure through a region of high peaks and glaciers in the Berner Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. We set out on a five day ski tour that visited four mountain huts in this mountainous region of Central Switzerland. Our trip began in Grindelwald, a classic Swiss mountain village that sits under a famous trio of Alps summits– the Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau.
A few years back our good friend Rickey Gates organized a guided, multi-day trail running adventure through the 10th Mountain Hut System. He called it the Hut Run Hut. The idea was to lead a group of adventurous trail runners along a roughly 100 mile route between Aspen and Vail. The trip was spread out over 6 days, and visited five different huts along the way.
Being a couple of Colorado ski mountaineers we’ve always had a thing for 14ers. There are so many in our backyard it’s hard not to hold a special place for them. So when we arrived to California’s Eastern Sierras, home to some of California’s dozen or so 14,000 foot peaks, it was natural that we […]
When a small storm moved into the Sierras mid-week, bringing wintry conditions to the mountains, we took the opportunity to head back to Death Valley National Park knowing that it would be unseasonably cool.
Our trip to the Sierras started with a ski descent of the Northeast Couloir on Mount Langley, the southernmost 14er in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
Our last stop on our Norway trip was to the Lyngen Alps, a peninsula packed with peaks a short distance north of Tromso. We had long heard of the region, it’s one of the more well-known locations in Northern Norway for climbing and skiing.
No one really knew what to expect when we made the drive north from the Lofoten Islands to Senja Island. It turns out the place is awesome!
Snowy mountains that rise out of the fjord, ski lines that go all the way to the water, boat-accessed terrain, endless daylight, expensive beer– when you ask a skier to define Norway those are a few of the thoughts you often hear. And they all sound pretty enticing, well, with the exception of the last […]
I recently joined a group of friends up at CMH Valemount, to heli-ski in the Cariboos of British Columbia for a week. It was a good time. There’s a lot to love about skinning and the earn-your-turns days. But I have to admit, and I guess not surprisingly, the heli-ski experience is really something. You […]
Sierre-Zinal, located in Switzerland’s Valais Alps, was one of the most incredible running experiences we have ever had in the mountains. It was such a special opportunity to run amongst the world’s elite running community on a spectacular course called the “La Course des Cinq 4000” – the “Race of the Five 4,000 meter peaks”.
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Ted on Berner Oberland Ski Traverse Worth the trip for sure, though there are quite a ...
kilowati on Berner Oberland Ski Traverse cool trip! Thanks for the write-up.
Scott Martin on Berner Oberland Ski Traverse Excellent post and thanks for sharing the adventure.
Ted on Berner Oberland Ski Traverse It was a wonderful trip. We're already trying to figure ...
Kathy Smyth on Berner Oberland Ski Traverse T and C. Wonderful trip. Love your story and your ...